Resources

Browse this page for a variety of teacher resources relevant to the Adventure Learning workshops taking place across Idaho. Use the widgets to the right (or at bottom of this page, for smaller devices) to filter resources by type, keywords, workshop location or year.

 

(Coeur d'Alene)  Water Test Kit Supplies

Added by: Marie Pengilly

Here's the list of supplies we normally include in a water quality kit- this can be adapted however you like! Contact Marie for more information if you'd like to use your classrrom supply money for a kit.
 

File AL Water Quality Equipment.docx

Resource type: Classroom Equipment

(Coeur d'Alene)  Contact List

Added by: Marie Pengilly

Here's a list of contact info!

File AL@CDA Contacts 2017.docx

Resource type: Contacts / Events

(Coeur d'Alene)  Living with Lead: An Environmental History of Idaho's Coeur D'Alenes 1885-2100

Added by: Christine Sandahl

This paper is a dissertation by Bradley Snow.  The table of contents helps the reader find specific sites that were researched.

Resource type: Papers / Pamplets

(Coeur d'Alene)  The Confluence Project Curriculum

Added by: Marie Pengilly

The Confluence Project Curriculum was written by University of Idaho graduate students and regional high school teachers. The aim of The Confluence Project is to support middle and high school teachers in providing their students with hands-on, place-based educational experiences. The attached pdf is an overview of available lessons and the full set of curriculum is available on Google Drive via the link provided. Feel free to use these lessons as they fit into your syllabus. For support in setting up field trips throughout the school year, contact me or any of the potential collaborators listed in each section.

Because these files are shared widely over Google Drive and changing the files in the shared folder will affect others, please copy and paste them into your private Drive for personal use. Thanks!

-Marie

PDF icon TCP Curriculum Overview.pdf
TCP Curriculum on Google Drive

Resource type: Fact Sheets / Handouts

(Coeur d'Alene)  Water Quality Field Trip Guide

Added by: Marie Pengilly

The Confluence Project Water Quality Field Experience Guide. Includes potential collaborators, alignment with standards, and data sheets. Contact Marie for more info!

File WQ Water Quality Field Experience Planning and Instruction.docx

Resource type: Contacts / Events, Fact Sheets / Handouts, Ideas for Activities

(Coeur d'Alene)  Reading Assignments and Tech Guides

Added by: Marie Pengilly

Here is the list of readings for AL @ CDA and instruction sheets for technology
 

PDF icon Adventure Learning Readings and Tech Guides.pdf

Resource type: Fact Sheets / Handouts, Instructions / Tutorials

(Coeur d'Alene)  Ecosystem Services

Added by: Marie Pengilly

Examples of ecosystem services

PDF icon Ecosystem Services.pdf

Resource type: Fact Sheets / Handouts

(Coeur d'Alene)  Schedule of AL @ CDA Week

Added by: Marie Pengilly

Brief schedule of our Adventure Learning week

PDF icon Adventure Learning Schedule.pdf

Resource type: Contacts / Events, Fact Sheets / Handouts

(Pocatello)  Digital Storytelling

Added by: Kelsey Robson

Stories make a frequent appearance in our everyday lives, but are much less prevalent in the classroom. These resources will help you change that. Here you can learn more about the power of stories, the digital storytelling approach, and how to bring storytelling into your classroom...

1. An excellent Youtube channel called Future of Storytelling: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxANyRzvWuk9A5r71joGNNg

    These two videos are particularly informative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHeqQAKHh3M

                                                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL-PAzrpqUQ

2. If you're interested in understanding why stories are so compelling, and learning about the scientific evidence for our "attraction," read Jonathan Gottschall's book THE STORYTELLING ANIMAL.

3. If you're a science teacher, Randy Olson's book HOUSTON WE HAVE A NARRATIVE is an excellent read about why narrative is so important to science communication (whether that means teaching about science, or talking to the public about different issues).

4. Where did the digital storytelling movement begin? In California, with the Center for Digital Storytelling (now called StoryCenter). Visit their website at https://www.storycenter.org/. You can register for an educator workshop-which I highly recommend! The workshops aren't cheap, but StoryCenter offers a scholarships that's worth applying for.

5. Several files are attached that will help you implement digital storytelling in the classroom. There are two example assignments (including rubrics), and a sample storyboard.

6. I have taken digital storytelling into 2 middle school and 2 high school classrooms in southeast Idaho. If you want to use this wonderful tool in your own classroom, please don't hesitate to contact me for advice and support. I have many more resources I can share with you! 

Email: robskels@isu.edu 

Image icon An example of a storyboard, an important part of planning a digital story

Resource type: Other